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  • Writer's pictureJon Pettifer

Elevating Civic Engagement in Pitt Meadows

In March of 2024 The City of Pitt Meadows Council Chambers underwent a transformation to enhance civic engagement and streamline communication. The challenge lay in replacing the outdated conferencing system with a modern solution that would meet the diverse needs of council members and citizens. Sapphire was able to provide expert guidance and technical expertise to ensure a seamless transition.

The removal of the old conferencing system and installation of a new one posed a significant challenge for the City of Pitt Meadows. With the council chambers serving as a vital hub for decision-making and public discourse, the new system needed to facilitate clear communication and efficient collaboration among council members and stakeholders.

Sapphire collaborated with MC2, a consulting firm specializing in audiovisual solutions, to develop a comprehensive plan for the council chambers upgrade. Drawing on their collective expertise, they recommended an Extron video distribution system with Q-Sys control to manage audiovisual components seamlessly. The integration of Audio-Technica conference microphones, JBL speakers, and a Tricaster Mini 4K ensured high-quality audio and video performance for meetings and presentations.

The chosen solution combined cutting-edge technology with intuitive control interfaces to meet the specific requirements of the council chambers. The Extron video distribution system and Q-Sys control provided centralized management of audio and video sources, allowing for easy operation and customization. Audio-Technica microphones delivered crystal-clear audio capture, while the JBL speakers ensured optimal sound quality for all attendees. The Tricaster broadcast system enabled live streaming and recording of council meetings, enhancing accessibility and transparency.

With Sapphire at the helm, the installation of the new conferencing system in the Pitt Meadows Council Chambers was executed flawlessly. The upgraded system delivers enhanced functionality and reliability, empowering council members to conduct meetings with confidence and efficiency. The seamless integration of audiovisual technologies ensures a professional and engaging experience for both in-person and remote participants. Another successful project completed by Sapphire, further solidifying their reputation for excellence in AV solutions.

The City of Pitt Meadows Council Chambers project exemplifies the importance of leveraging advanced audiovisual technologies to enhance civic engagement and communication. Through strategic collaboration and meticulous planning, Sapphire delivered a solution that meets the diverse needs of stakeholders while ensuring ease of use and reliability. As communities continue to embrace digital transformation, projects like these underscore the vital role that technology plays in shaping the future of governance and public discourse.

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